Dheepan

Dheepan

(Dheepan – L’homme qui n’aimait plus la guerre)
Jacques Audiard / F, 2015
French version / Czech subtitles, 109 min

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He fled the conflict in Sri Lanka, but war found him in the suburbs of Paris. Dheepan is a freedom fighter, a Tamil Tiger. As the war in Sri Lanka draws to a close and defeat seems inevitable, he escapes to Paris where he begins a new life as a groundsman at an apartment in the suburbs. His illusions of escaping conflict and starting a family are suddenly shattered by the daily violence that shakes the city. The Tamil Tiger must once again rely upon his battle instincts to protect that which he holds most dear.

Awards: FF Cannes 2015: Palme d´Or. Internationale Cinephile Society Awards 2015: Best actor. Online Film Critics Society Awards 2015: Best Non-US Release.

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